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About the Graduate school

The graduate school offers a PhD programme to those researchers and professionals, who want to focus on the meaning and further in-depth exploration of their profession. Current students have a professional background in care, education, social work or non-profit organisations. Some of them work as managers of profit or non-profit organisations, consultants or HRM professionals. 


The graduate school offers a four to five year PhD programme. The programme has a special focus on supporting research in and around professional practices. Therefore, the graduate school is very well suited for professionals with several years of work experience. 

The graduate school offers:

  • well-structured research supervision
  • an excellent course work programme on scientific perspectives, research methods and academic skills
  • the creation of an inspiring community of researchers sharing knowledge and experience
  • a flexible programme that is compatible with candidates’ interests and experience.


To be admitted, there is an assessment procedure. 
Please note, that the deadline for application for year 2021-2022 is 1 April 2021.

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